Reviewed by: Macy
Page count: 400 pages
Rating: 5/5 stars
In stock: No (though, we have some on order.)
First of all, here’s a brief Goodreads synopsis:
“The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?”
If you like rebellious teens who are humbled very fast, only to be rebellious once again, you’ll enjoy this book. In all honesty, this book has some what the same lay out as most youth or teen books, but that’s partially what makes it great. The whole “I want to be the beginning of change” and “might as well have a bit of romance while I’m at it” concepts are strongly implemented into this book. It has all the basic elements a good book needs, some light-hearted humor, a twist you may (or may not) see coming, and hey, did I mention the romance yet? I mean two princes to choose from? Yes please!
I’ll leave you guys with a good quote from the book to tease you with.
‘You are not Silver. Your parents are Red, you are Red, and your blood is red,’’ the queen murmurs, prowling before the bars of my cage. ‘‘You are a miracle, Mare Barrow, an impossibility. Something even I can’t understand, and I have seen all of you.’’